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Great Pyredane


Family Companion

Service/Assistance Dog

Small-Farm Guardian

Great Pyredane Coat Colors

Photo: 7 month old Blue Male Great Pyredane

Great Pyredanes come in a variety of colors. Color ranges are determined by the genetics of the parent stock. Here we will explore some of the color combinations observed so far with more being added as this project continues.


Boston Coat: black with white markings that may appear on any or all of the following places; Chest, Tummy, Feet, Legs, Chin and Tail Tip.


Boston's are the most common result in the F1 cross and especially when breeding for Blue as Blue is Black Dilute.


Panda Coat: black with white markings that may appear on any or all of the following places; Muzzle, Nape of Neck, Head, Chest, Tummy, Feet, Legs, Chin, Tail Tip .

Pandas are nearly identical to Bostons only they have visible white from the top view. They should resemble a Panda Bear. However, even a white nose tip is classified as a Panda, only miss-marked.

'Black Mask Fawn'

Black Mask Fawn Coat: Fawn colored coat with black mask.

Fawns are probably the second most common result in F1 crosses where the Dane is not a Merle and the Pyrenees is American Bred. We will report later on how the French Lines preform in producing the Fawn as we progress in our breeding program.


Apricot Coat: Reddish or peach tones with white markings.

Apricots may have dark marking from birth that often lighten drastically as they mature and become unnoticeable.

Blue Coat: Blue with or without white markings. Eyes are crystal blue from birth and change to gold as they mature. Nose is Blue (not black). Blue carries no black or patching and is NOT the same as Merle.

Blues are a result of the Black Gene Diluted. Typically a Blue litter consist of Bostons and Pandas as well.


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